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Notable New Releases

Where The Wild Things Are
After years of anticipation, Spike Jonze's vision absolutely lived to my expectations. It is a beautiful film about childhood. Jim Henson's costumes, Karen O's music, Max Record's lead performance, the surprisingly dark script, and Jonze's loose direction all come together to form a pitch-perfect portrait of the isolation and imagination of a kid. It is a film that I will continue to revisit for years to come.

Extras include:

  • Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More To Life Short Film
  • HBO First Look
  • Maurice and Spike
  • Max and Spike
  • The Records Family
  • Carter Burwell
  • The Absurd Difficulty of Filming a Dog
  • The Big Prank
  • The Kids Take Over the Picture
  • Vampire Attack

It's Miyazaki. Buy it.

Extras include:

  • Meet Ponyo
  • Storyboard Experience Picture-in-Picture track
  • The World of Ghibli - Behind the Studio
  • The World of Ghibli - Enter the Lands Interactive Tour


Gentlemen Broncos
Missed this one in theaters, but the combination of quirky director Jared Hess, Flight of the Conchords member Jermaine Clement, and Sam Rockwell at his silliest make it a must have.

Extras include:

  • Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Outtakes
  • One Nutty Movie: Behind the Scenes of Gentlemen Broncos
  • 16 mini-documentaries featuring the cast of Gentlemen Broncos (BD Exclusive)

This Syfy channel mini-series in the vein of Tin Man looks interesting and co-stars the awesome Tim Curry. No extras so a rental is the way to go.

The Neverending Story Blu-ray
Bastian Bux in Blu! Sadly no extras but still worth it for the movie itself.

Clash of the Titans (1981) Blu-ray
The original stop-motion spectacle. Check it out before you see the CG-filled remake. I love Harryhausen and can't wait to see this remastered version.

Extras include:

  • A Conversation with Ray Harryhausen
  • Myths and Monsters Gallery

The 36th Chamber of Shaolin Blu-ray
A must-own martial arts classic, now in high-def.

Extras include:

  • Commentary with RZA of Wu-Tang Clan and film critic Andy Klein
  • Interview with Gordon Lui
  • Shaolin - A Hero Birthplace
  • Interview with RZA, Andy Klein, and David Chute
  • Concert Video for Wu-Tang Clan's Gravel Pit

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